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‘Azarenka: droite dans ses bottes’
‘Azarenka: cocksure of herself’
The sports headlines from the tennis tournament at Roland Garros (one of which we can see, above) have featured some interesting expressions in the last few days.… Read More
More about qui and que
Two small French words with many meanings and functions
“Est-ce que tu twittes souvent?!”
“Do you often send tweets?...”
Millions of people around the world 'tweet' every day. But how do we talk about it all in French?… Read More
“As a result...”, and so...
The expression Du coup... is extremely common, especially in spoken French. So, how should we use it?… Read More
“Qu'est-ce que c'est?”
What's that?, What are those?...
One of our listeners asked: how do you say What are those? in French? We can say this in a number of ways.… Read More
Lesson no: 198, Level: Intermediate
One of our listeners was taking up a position as a teacher in a pre-school in France and asked if we would put together some expressions and vocabulary that might be used in a dialogue between the teacher and a parent. Let’s consider one such conversation.
Lesson no: 197, Level: Intermediate
Our lesson this time goes back to a joke made by chat-show host Trevor Noah last summer, following the World cup. The only thing is, some people didn’t find his joke funny at all, not least the French ambassador in Washington. So what was it all about, again? Let’s start, as usual, with a conversation to put things in context.
Lesson no: 196, Level: Intermediate
Our conversation this time focuses on President Macron's plan to reintroduce national service in France. Some people are wondering if he is the right man to decide on such matters, given that he himself is the first French president not to have done military service.
Lesson no: 195, Level: Intermediate
The Trump presidency is nearing the mid-term elections in November. Mr Trump – arguably more than any other American president – has polarised opinions. Let’s talk about the first half of his mandate and what has being going on in recent weeks.
Lesson no: 194, Level: Intermediate
Traditionally, French high school graduates have been guaranteed public university places, regardless of the grades achieved in their baccalauréat. This, however, has resulted in very high drop-out rates. It is hoped that, from 2018, proposed reforms will result in a more efficient means of access to university.